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Should We Shrink Wrap Our School Libraries? | Bibliothèque et Techno | Scoop.it

Should We Shrink Wrap Our School Libraries? | Bibliothèque et Techno | Scoop.it | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Only recently did I learn the word transliteracies (it’s so new even my spellcheck doesn’t recognize it).
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How Three California Cities Fought to Save School Libraries

How Three California Cities Fought to Save School Libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
This report on urban school districts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vista, CA, illustrates the setbacks faced by each and the steps taken to restore or maintain school librarians after budget cuts following the 2008 recession.

Via Karen Bonanno
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About | reads4teens

About | reads4teens | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!

Voting will be online from August 15 - Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!
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"The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!
Voting will be online from August 15 - Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!"

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Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.

Via Anne Whisken
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School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ 2015 Tech Survey

School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ  2015 Tech Survey | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s 2015 Technology Survey.

Via Karen Bonanno
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The data demonstrate leadership and issues.  Great to share with admins!

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Opinion: A librarian's list of books primary pupils 'might' like to read

Opinion: A librarian's list of books primary pupils 'might' like to read | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The publication of yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Dawn Finch, a school librarian, children's author and vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, shares a response to  yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
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Deb Kachel on this serious equity issue

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does. I’m sure we... - School Library Journal

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does. I’m sure we can think of 27 more.
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Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia.  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery.

Via Dr. Steve Matthews
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On the value of balance

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 12:57 PM

Bravo!

Information sherpas, Literacy promoters, collection curators, & protector of patrons!

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10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

Via C.Rathsack
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Some very helpful tools for assessing understanding

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

Via Dr Peter Carey
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Learn about a few new wonderful tools for my students!

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:23 PM

A collection of tools to fit almost all types of presentation needs. 

liblist4u's curator insight, April 6, 3:47 PM

Moving beyond PowerPoint

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 10:27 AM

Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

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Handbook of Digital Storytelling

Handbook of Digital Storytelling | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The Digital Commmonwealth team have been working on producing a resource which helps people develop digital storytelling skills. The handbook is intended for use by the participants of the project,...

Via José Carlos
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Great tips for digital storytelling in all media from our friends at the University of the West of Scotland.

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Nerina Finetto's curator insight, March 20, 2:33 PM

A short introduction to digital storytelling:
Blogging, audio,video, social media & "How to stay involved".

Dupree Wesley's curator insight, May 6, 3:57 PM

This provides a how to on telling a digital story. It has different limitations and advantages that has to be explored to take the medium to its ultimate heights. 

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…
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Results of a Gates' funded global study

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 16, 3:01 PM

Reading matters! Libraries allow this to happen!

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Graphic Organizers (Writing)

Graphic Organizers (Writing) | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A very useful collection from Houghton Mifflin

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, August 18, 11:15 AM

Great variety of organizers here. Something for everyone.

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 19, 3:49 AM

Always useful in helping students learn

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 19, 5:07 AM

Love these.!!

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Teens, Technology and Friendships

Teens, Technology and Friendships | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
American teens don't just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 16, 9:34 AM
Digital hangouts further prove the importance of online learning.
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion.

The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion. | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Call me Captain Obvious, but I feel the need to point something out: none of the instances that I can identify as having made a difference in my life as a reader involve reading instruction. I can't point to the teacher who helped me master consonant blends. I have no idea who taught me to recognize (or indeed spell) onomatopoeia. I'm not sure in what grade I finally figured out how to identify the main idea of a reading selection. And I have no idea when I discovered the glory of non-fiction text features. Clearly. I did learn those things. But I've also learned this:

Learning to read alone is not enough.
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Critical wisdom on leading a reading culture from Jennifer LaGarde!

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
by Terry Heick
Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Elissa's curator insight, July 31, 10:17 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 5, 9:33 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Jeff Watt's curator insight, August 7, 11:34 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

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Congress passes strong support for U.S. school libraries in Elementary and Secondary Education Act | News and Press Center

Congress passes strong support for U.S. school libraries in Elementary and Secondary Education Act
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ALA's announces some very promising news

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Education Reform Bill Would Improve School Libraries

Education Reform Bill Would Improve School Libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The amendment added to the ‘Every Child Achieves Act’ would allow schools to use federal funds to improve and modernize libraries.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 13, 1:07 PM

WE NEED THIS YESTERDAY!!!!!

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NEA Approves National School Library Study

NEA Approves National School Library Study | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The National Education Association (NEA) is set to launch a study to measure student access to school librarians and libraries. The project was approved by its Representative Assembly at the organization’s annual meeting that just ended in Orlando, FL.
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This could be a critical validation coming from outside our own ranks!

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Dear ISTE (reprised) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Dear ISTE (reprised) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Dear ISTE (reprised) [It's (PAST) Time 4 Standards 4 Teacher Librarians] @joycevalenza #tlchat #edchat @isteconnects http://t.co/dirWhwrMq1
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My pitch to get ISTE to create a set of TL standards

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How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic

How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. Because parents & teachers live separately, tension can arise, but it doesn't have to be this way.
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Aimed at classroom teachers, but very relevant for TLs!

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13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation

13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
13 Digital Research Tools And The Credibility Lessons They Teach
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teachthought's Terry Heick share ideas and a List.ly list.  What might he have missed?

#credibility #research #inquiry

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Courtney Young: School libraries deserve full funding

Courtney Young: School libraries deserve full funding | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Our students are fortunate to attend schools that value the presence of certified librarians.
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On the impact of strong school libraries in Tennessee

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Such a quick and powerful way to create instruction and inspire critical thinking around TED and YouTube video!

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 6, 7:24 PM

Great way to Flip a lesson!